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D. Barret Broussard

D. Barret Broussard



Barret Broussard’s litigation practice focuses on representing clients in a wide range of business disputes involving illegal business practices, unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, counterfeiting, trademark and copyright infringement, tortious interference, fraud, and breach of contract. He represents clients ranging from large corporations to individuals and from startups to established law firms. Barret’s extensive experience working in various courts throughout the United States allows him to effectively strategize and navigate the complicated process of commercial litigation.

Prior to joining Carlton Fields, Barret was in private practice, where he also specialized in business disputes. Before private practice, Barret was a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, where he assisted the court at large in resolving appeals.

Barret is very active in the greater Atlanta community, and particularly so in the LGBTQ legal community. He is the president of the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia (SBA), the statewide bar association devoted to promoting the interests of LGBTQ people in the legal profession and the judiciary. In this role, he oversees and coordinates the activities of all the SBA’s committees, such as the membership outreach, law student outreach, professionalism and public interest, and communications. He also manages the relationships between the SBA and other bar associations, both in Georgia and throughout the United States. Barret also serves as the Georgia representative to the National LGBT Bar Association. Barret is a member of the LEAD Atlanta Class of 2018, where he has engaged with civic and thought leaders throughout the metro Atlanta area. Barret is an active member of the LEAD Atlanta Alumni Association.

Featured Insights


  • Atlanta 500, Atlanta Magazine (2020)
  • Best Lawyer Award, Georgia Voice (2019)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia
    • President (2019–present)
    • Vice President (2018–2019)
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • Atlanta Leadership Council for Lambda Legal
  • LEAD Atlanta, Class of 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • “Model Rule 8.4(g): Over-Lawyered, Over-Inclusive, or Overdue? Discrimination, Harassment, and the Free Speech Rights of Lawyers,” Women in the Profession Section CLE Program and Reception, Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta, GA (February 27, 2020)
  • "Professionalism and Ethics in the Workplace: Times Are Changing," Examining Conflicts in Employment Law Training Conference, Atlanta, GA (July 31, 2019)
  • Welcome and Overview of Stonewall Bar Association, 2019 Summer State Bar of Georgia Mass Swearing-In Ceremony, Atlanta, GA (June 28, 2019)
  • “Importance of Volunteer Bar Associations in Professional Development and the Practice of Law,” Lawyers for Equal Justice (June 14, 2019)


  • Emory University School of Law (J.D., with honors, 2013)
    • Executive Articles Edits, Emory Law Journal
    • Myron Penn Laughlin Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing
    • Class of 1963 Scholarship
  • Brigham Young University (B.S., 2009)
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia State Courts
  • Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


  • Associate, Greenberg Traurig (2015-2017)
  • Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2013-2015)


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